Short-Term Drug & Alcohol Rehab: 5, 7, & 10-Day Rehab

Addiction treatment programs can vary widely depending on your needs, personal preferences, insurance, and other factors. In some cases, you may be unable to commit to a long-term program, and that is okay. Any time in treatment is better than no time in treatment.

How Does a Short-Term Rehab Program Work?

Short-term addiction treatment can range from days to weeks to up to a month. The length of your treatment program will depend on factors such as the severity of your substance use disorder, your ability to take time off work or leave home, your support network, the presence of co-occurring mental health disorders, your medical history, your insurance coverage, etc.

In a short-term rehab program, you can begin to lay the foundation for your recovery and continue to build upon it with a well-designed aftercare plan, which case managers at Recovery First will help you create. This aftercare plan can extend your treatment through 30-day rehab programs or even 60-90 day rehab paths.

If you begin a short-term rehab program with detox, medical staff will manage your withdrawal symptoms and keep you comfortable. Detoxing from certain substances like opioids, sedatives, and alcohol can be painful and sometimes dangerous.1 When you’re feeling better, you and your treatment team may decide how to support your recovery, which could involve entering an inpatient rehab or an outpatient program. Because detox is rarely enough to promote lasting change2, your treatment team is likely to recommend formal addiction treatment after you complete detox so that you can address the underlying issues that led to your substance use disorder.

Is Short-Term Rehab Effective for Treating Addiction?

Short-term rehab treatment is a great starting point when you need help for addiction; however, many people need at least 90 days to effectively stop their substance use.2 If you can only stay in treatment for a short period of time, aftercare will be crucial. Case Managers at our inpatient rehab facility in Florida will work with you starting on Day 1 to develop a plan you can follow when you leave treatment.

Your aftercare plan will be tailored to your own personal needs and may address housing, social support, and options for ongoing treatment. Your case manager will likely talk to you about possible steps such as entering sober living, going to outpatient counseling, and attending regular mutual-help meetings.

Your case manager will also invite you to participate in Recovery First’s alumni program, which hosts weekly recovery meetings and monthly social events to keep you connected.

How Much Does a Short-Term Inpatient Rehab Program Cost?

The exact cost of a short-term addiction treatment program in FL will depend on different factors, like your time in treatment and whether you are using health insurance to pay for it. There are also other ways to pay for rehab. Financing and flexible payment options are available to help you manage the costs. At Recovery First, you can work with staff on creating a payment plan that works for you.

Does Health Insurance in Florida Cover Addiction Treatment?

Yes – In Florida, the Affordable Care Act mandates that many plans provide coverage for substance use disorder treatment.3 Some plans may cover the entire cost of treatment, while others may require you to pay a copay, deductible, or coinsurance. Recovery First accepts many different private (non-government) insurance plans that cover addiction treatment, including many of the most popular carriers in Florida. If your insurance plan is in-network with Recovery First, then you will have lower out-of-pocket costs than if you were to go out of network.

Getting Admitted to a Short-Term Inpatient Rehab Program in Florida

To start the rehab admissions process at Recovery First Treatment Center, call or fill out our online insurance benefits inquiry form below. Once you complete the online form, we will contact you with more information about your benefits and how to use your health insurance to pay for treatment.

When you call, you’ll speak to an admissions navigator who will ask you some questions about your substance use and discuss treatment options. Our admissions navigator will also talk to you about what to expect in drug and alcohol rehab, paying for treatment, and answer any other questions you may have.


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